A new specialised team assembled by Univar Solutions reinforces the company’s commitment to global food ingredients and innovation.
Univar Solutions’ commitment to the global food ingredients industry runs deep. The launching of ‘Foodology by Univar Solutions,’ a specialised team dedicated to the unique distribution and technical innovation needs of the food and nutrition ingredient industries, was no easy task.
The speciality ingredients distributor wanted to be seen in the market as an innovative partner to the food industry. With world-class food solution centres and test kitchens, the food science and technology aspect of the company was growing and developing into something special. This prompted the creation of Foodology by Univar Solutions, which launched to the public in June 2022.
Food customers need reliable and trustworthy products from a distributor that understands how to innovate with strategic ingredients. Foodology by Univar Solutions strives to be that trusted source – with ingredient solutions for every consumer eating occasion. With consumer needs shifting towards healthier options and sustainable ingredients, reliability and a strong supply chain are now sought and depended on daily when it comes to end products that make it to the store shelves. The important themes to consider were sustainability, accountability and innovation.
“Foodology by Univar Solutions embodies Univar Solutions’ continued commitment to helping shape the ‘future of food’ by providing global brands with access to the necessary ingredients, formulations, testing resources, and world-class supply chain required to feed a growing world in a sustainable fashion,” said Nick Powell, president, ingredients & specialities and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific, at Univar Solutions. “Foodology also sets Univar Solutions apart as a full-line food ingredient distributor, product innovator, safe supplier and expert partner.”
Under the Foodology by Univar Solutions umbrella, the organisation will continue to build out its expertise across all aspects of food and nutrition ingredient sales, marketing and distribution, by leveraging its global network of food scientists and test kitchens, as well as a robust portfolio of diverse and sustainable ingredients, to bring together the latest in technical, trend and application development solutions. This approach will make Foodology by Univar Solutions a valuable partner to brands and suppliers of all sizes looking to develop products with cleaner labels, respond to market or regulatory trends, test ‘free-from’ and other label claims, as well as bring new products to market faster.
“Foodology by Univar Solutions combines our industry-leading distribution resources, our global network of food scientists and ingredient specialists across our ecosystem of global solution centres, including the food-focused development space inside The Hatchery in Chicago, with an even stronger bench of industry experts,” added Kevin Hack, global vice president of food ingredients at Univar Solutions. “These capabilities unite our world-class distribution footprint and deep food industry technical knowledge to design and deliver innovative solutions to every corner of the world, making us the differentiated choice to those with food and nutrition ingredient needs.”
As a full-line ingredient distributor, the Foodology by Univar Solutions team works closely with its customers, exchanging information on consumer interest and then developing those formulations and recipes in our solution centres to meet the trends. The key is understanding that food markets and the culture of food taste isn’t the same in every region. With solution centres and test kitchens in geographies around the world, including innovation hubs in Chicago, Mexico, Dubai and Turkey, product development occurs and is perfected in local markets.
Food is a global industry, and it has long been one for Univar Solutions. It will continue to be so with the Foodology by Univar Solutions team, combining industry-leading distribution resources with a global network of food scientists and ingredient specialists across an ecosystem of global solution centres, allowing for design and delivery of innovative food solutions to every corner of the world.
Learn more about ‘Foodology by Univar Solutions’ here.
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